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Fort Myers restaurant sees steady summer business after COVID shutdown

Fort Myers restaurant sees steady summer business after COVID shutdown
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FORT MYERS, Fla.– The general manager of Bimini Bait Shack said their season never ended this year.

Businesses usually get a boost when the thousands of tourists come down for a visit during the winter month and slow down once June starts. But Amy Lawrence, who runs Bimini, said they were busy all summer long as well. 

“The season didn’t end for us, we just excelled. People are coming to the area and want to be here, and we benefit from it,” she explained.

Lawrence said people are coming from more restrictive states. The Bait Shack has had more first-time customers coming in. 

“It’s meant the world, we keep our jobs, we’re making the same amount of money,” said Lawerence.

Bimini Bait Shack had to close for a time due to COVID, like many businesses. The increase in revenue through the summer helped make up for the time shut down.

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